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Beef cattle being managed under a grass-finishing protocol.
Grass-finished Beef Production - Workshops Workshops

Grass-finished Beef Production

10/15/2018

Bloomsburg, PA

Free
Dr. Jason Rowntree from Michigan State University will discuss his team's research and extension work regarding grass-finished beef production. More
Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities [source: E. Fabian]
Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. More
Have a Horse or Steer in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan
Have a Horse or Steer in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan - Articles Articles
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan. More
Cattle grazing in silvopasture at Forks Farm in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Central Susquehanna Valley Beef Producer Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
The twilight meeting will feature discussion on the development and management of silvopasture. More
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing
Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing - Articles Articles

Resources for Ventilation of Livestock Housing

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Information on Ventilation systems available at Penn State More
Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Cattle grazing on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson
Profiting From PA Forages - Workshops Workshops

Profiting From PA Forages

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this day-long course, beef cattle producers will learn how to optimize the use of forages on their farms. More
Cattle on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle? - Workshops Workshops

So You Want to Raise Beef Cattle?

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this introductory course, individuals interested in beginning a beef enterprise will be introduced to a variety of topics. More
Hairy vetch, rye, annual ryegrass, and clover cover crop being grazed. Photo Credit: Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University
Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Grazing has been largely excluded from our croplands but is receiving new interest as an additional profit center for farmers as well as a way to improve soil. More
Summer grazing in Pennsylvania
Summer Beef Field Day - Workshops Workshops
The field day will feature topics on genomic and phenotypic selection of cattle, a new feeder calf marketing program, and tours of the Penn State Angus herd and Haller Research Farm. More
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide - Articles Articles

Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
Photo credit: Patrick Drohan
Soil pH Affects Forage Production - Articles Articles

Soil pH Affects Forage Production

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Charles White

Soil pH can be one of the greatest determinates of forage productivity and stand life. More
Animal Welfare Officer Training
Animal Welfare Officer Training - Workshops Workshops
Animal Welfare Officer Training is a two-day, research-based workshop on proven animal handling and slaughter practices in a practical interactive format. More
Cattle being finished on grass, photo by Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
Grass-fed Beef Production - Articles Articles

Grass-fed Beef Production

Tara L. Felix, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., David Hartman

This article will clarify some of the production methods used to raise grass-fed beef. More
Northern Tier Beef Series
Northern Tier Beef Series - Workshops Workshops
The Penn State Extension livestock team will offer the same beef producer seminar in three locations. Topics will include how to read and understand performance data on bulls and marketing feeder calves. More
Flikr, Greg Grieco, Penn State
Beef Quality Assurance - Workshops Workshops
The Beef Quality Assurance program is designed to provide beef producers up to date knowledge on best practices for raising cattle to sell a safe, quality product to consumers. More
Grass-fed Beef Production
Grass-fed Beef Production - Videos Videos

Grass-fed Beef Production

Tara L. Felix, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., David Hartman

9:50

Grass-fed beef production in the United States is on the rise. However, there are important management and forage quality factors that must be consider. More
FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule
FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule - Videos Videos

FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ginger D Fenton, PhD

16:31

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Foods rule is discussed in this video. Learn if your operation is affected and what you need to do to comply. More
Manure Fertilizer, Photo Credit: Nicole Santangelo, PSU
Is Your Farm Ready for Inspection? - Articles Articles
By the end of 2018, 1 in 5 Pennsylvania farms within the Chesapeake Bay watershed will have been visited by the Chesapeake Bay Agricultural Inspections Program. More
Beef Management Workshop: Managing Cows for Success
Beef Management Workshop: Managing Cows for Success - Workshops Workshops
The Beef Management Workshop Series will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Beef Management Workshop: Enhancing Productivity
Beef Management Workshop: Enhancing Productivity - Workshops Workshops
The Beef Management Workshop Series will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Beef Management Workshop: Feed Cost
Beef Management Workshop: Feed Cost - Workshops Workshops
The Beef Management Workshop Series will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Photo: USDA, Ryan Thompson
Profitable Meat Marketing Workshop - Workshops Workshops
The goal of the workshop is for participants to learn if they are covering all their meat marketing costs - includes their time - and make a profit More
Implants used in cattle increase feed efficiency. (Photo Credit: PA Beef Producers Working Group)
2017 Dairy Beef Wrap-up: Implant Demonstration - Articles Articles
Continuing information on optimizing Holstein steers for the beef market. This 2017 demonstration emphasized steroidal implants used to promote growth. More
Getting a live calf is the goal of any reproduction program. Photo credit: Dave Hartman, Penn State Extension
Beef Producer Winter Meeting - Workshops Workshops
Dr. G. Cliff Lamb will give a presentation on Reproductive Management and Technology. More
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